Monday, 22 February 2010

Campo rain is over twice the average

(Photo: CP file) Average rainfall over the first 18 weeks of the current hydrological year (that begins in October) in the CdeG is 600 litres per square metre. At present it is just over 1,500, two and a half times the norm, according to Agencia Estatal de Meteorología. The Campo is where it has rained over average the most in the province of Cádiz, followed by Grazalema (from 1,100 to 2,200 l/m2) and Jerez (390 to 600). But records on daily downpours have not been broken yet, says the agency, although these are between 150 and 250% over that average. The Bay of Algeciras is registering 700 l/m2 when the average is 400. Last week's rain in the CdeG twice (Monday and Thursday) went over the mark of 40 l/m2 used by insurance companies to accept coverage for rain damage. (This item also appears on CampoPulse.)

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